Hey guys! So, how are you enjoying summer so far? I have been loving it! Beach trips, the warmer weather, summertime events, and of course all the fun summer style this season has had to offer. I just don’t want it to end! Speaking of style, I have had way too much fun playing with summer accessories these last few months, and although I know a lot of people are already thinking about fall fashion coming up, I still prefer to hold on to summer a bit longer.
So….I’ve made a lot of good staple purchases that I’ve been getting good use out of, and figured I would share with you incase you are looking for some good finds for any last minute summer events or trips you have planned! The good news is that the majority of these pieces I am sharing with you are very affordable and still available. So from jewelry to shoes, hats to bags, let’s get started!
Simply beautiful! These triple stone drop earrings from Express are my current go-to daytime summer staple for sure. I love that they are simple, yet elegant at the same time. You can literally wear them with everything because they match all outfit styles. I also like that although they are simple, they still give you a little more than just a basic stud earing. Just to be a little bit more descriptive, these earrings are rose gold cubic zirconia. The have a triple stone design that drops down, and will only set you back $25 dollars. Considering you could wear these all year round I think that’s a pretty good deal!
Ok, keeping the Express earring talk going. These are the second earring purchase that I’ve made from Express recently. They are fringe teardrop earrings in the color yellow. Over the last few months, I had made a few dress/romper purchases that either were a yellow shade, or had some kind of yellow print accent on them, so I knew I wanted to find a cute tassle or fringe type earing to match. These have been great and are so fun! There very much make a statement too, so you could pair them with a very casual ootd to spruce the outfit up. One tip, make sure to take good care of these earrings because they can get easily ruined if you don’t hang them, or if you have them in a bag with other items.
Ok, when I first saw this bag popping up all over my Instagram feed, I immediately knew I wanted it too! It’s definitely got that permanent vacation vibe to it, and I really love how it matches summer florals and all my fun casual outfits. As far as functionality, it actually holds a lot more than I originally thought it would. I can fit a lot in it, including my phone, card wallet, lip balm, car keys, and a few other small items. Personally, I feel like this has been the “it” bag of the summer, and I’m so glad I found this one on Amazon. I know there are many versions of it out there, but this one from Amazon shipped quickly, and was exactly the one I was looking for.
This has been another go-to summer bag for me. Like the “bamboo handbag” it has that summer look to it, and is perfect for casual summer vacation looks. I love how you can wear it over your shoulder, or as a cross-body. I can fit all the basics I need in it. It also has a floral design on the inside which is a nice added touch. On the outside it snaps shut to close. Sometimes, if I have too much in it, and it’s not packed right, then it pops back open, but usually it’s not an issue. It also came with two small colored scarves, but I didn’t care much for them so I haven’t used them. Overall, I’m really happy with this purchase, especially for the price point.
This is my favorite summer beach hat! It’s the cutest, and I get compliments on it all the time. The saying it so appropriate for any vacations or beach days you may have this summer. I personally love taking pictures in it on the beach! I’ve seen this hat online from a few websites, but I bought mine on Amazon. It fits perfectly, and is of good quality. The saying is the focal point, and is applied in sequence. I like that the sequence looks very well made and not “DIY” if you know what I mean! This is a hat you could easily find off the shelf at a store. So, if you are looking for a fun summer beach hat, then this one is for you!
I love a neutral sandal heel for the summer, so I was super excited when TOMS reached out to me to collaborate on an Instagram campaign! I’m such a fan of the brand, and had the opportunity to pick out a pair of shoes to style. I choose these, the suede Mariposa sandal in coral pink. They are easy to slide in to with a casual one inch heel. The custom block heel is stacked in natural wood. I do feel the sandal runs a little small. I usually wear a 5 1/2, and the 5 1/2 barely fit me, so you may consider half a size up. If you love these they also come in two other colors including black. My favorite things about this sandal is that is still has a small heel, but is super comfortable, and I love how the color is neutral matching almost anything.
These oversized cat eye sunglasses are everything! They are part of the Quay Australia and JLO collaboration. This particular style is called “Reina” and comes in either all black or rose with a white frame, which is the pair I decided to go with. They definitely have that cool retro vibe to them, and if you are looking for sunglasses that make a statement, these are the ones for sure! As soon as I received them in the mail (since I purchased online) I was impressed right away with the packaging and the quality. This was my first time purchasing a pair of Quay Australia sunglasses so for the price point ($60), I do feel it’s a great summer purchase that I will use for years to come. Added bonus: every QUAY x JLO frame comes in a limited-edition white faux-snakeskin zip case with luxe gold hardware. It’s super nice!
So what do you think of these pieces I showed you? Let me know in the comments below. Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog and for daily style inspiration you can always follow me on Instagram.